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Shipping containers

always float (AA)

Metal packaging; Shipping containers

A contract term requiring that the vessel not rest on the ground. In some ports the ship is aground when approaching or at berth.

abaft

Metal packaging; Shipping containers

A point beyond the midpoint of a ship’s length, towards the rear or stern.

edge protector

Metal packaging; Shipping containers

An angle piece fitted over the edge of boxes, crates, bundles and other packages to prevent the pressure from metal bands or other types from cutting into the package.

dunnage

Metal packaging; Shipping containers

Any material or objects utilized to protect cargo. Examples of dunnage are blocks, boards, burlap and paper.

dry–bulk container

Metal packaging; Shipping containers

A container constructed to carry grain, powder and other free–flowing solids in bulk. Used in conjunction with a tilt chassis or platform.

dry cargo

Transportation; Shipping containers

Cargo that is not liquid and normally does not require temperature control.

dolly

Metal packaging; Shipping containers

A set of wheels that support the front of a container; used when the automotive unit is disconnected.

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